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Prof. Fu-Kuo Chang

Professor, SACL, Aeronautics & Astronautics

Office: Durand Building, Room 250C

Phone: (650) 723-3466 | Fax: (650) 725-3377

Email: fkchang [AT]


PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1983.

Research Interests

  • Structural health monitoring
  • Design of integrated structures
  • Smart structures
  • Design and damage tolerance of composites structures
  • Multi-functional materials

Current Research

  • Structural health monitoring: sensor system networking, sensor/actuator design, digital imaging, design of built-in diagnostic systems for damage detection, condition monitoring, residual life prediction;
  • Multifunctional materials: design and characterization of materials with embedded micro- and nano- sensors and actuators, piezoelectric materials, Shape Memory Alloys, etc.;
  • Composite structures: crashworthiness and energy absorption, damage tolerance, design of composite joints, etc.

Awards and Achievements

  • 2010 - SPIE Smart Structures/NDE Life-Time Achievement Award
  • 2009 - Best Paper Award at the 7th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, CA
  • 2006 - Best Paper Award at the 3rd European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Spain.
  • 2004 - SHM Life-Time Achievement Award sponsored by the Boeing Company
  • 1999 - Best Paper of Polymer Composites in the American Society for Composite Materials
  • 1989 - Best Paper by a SAMPE Member Award
  • 1989 - Alcoa Foundation Award
  • 1988 - Presidential Young Investigator Award of National Science Foundation
  • 1986 - Charles Lee Powell Research Foundation Award
  • Fellow of ASME
  • Fellow of AIAA